New Monorail Job to Enhance Safety at Epcot

Stemming from a July 2009 fatal accident of Monorail driver Austin Wuennenberg, Disney has made plans to create a new Monorail position and increase pay for the trains' workers.

In the old way of doing things, the job of "monorail coordinator" had workers not only directing traffic, but also left them tasked with other duties such as employee schedules. With the creation of the new position, aptly named the "central monorail controller," workers occupying this position can concentrate specifically on directing the monorail traffic.

In addition, Disney reportedly is in talks with some of its largest unions regarding the pay scale for the monorail positions. For those monorail controllers who have been with the company quite a while and have reached the limit of their pay scale, a $3.08 pay rate increase could be had under the new controller position.

Also to enhance safety, Disney has added a 62 foot maintenance line separate of the monorail routes for Disney guests.

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